Rick gave us the new arrivals tour of Shanghai today. We started at the Nanpu Bridge fabric market. Rick and Collin each ordered shirts made. Fancy shirts with contrasting fanbrics lining the collars and cuffs.
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I ordered an orange coat and a couple of skirts with mixed patterns. I did not see a way to buy fat quarters or loose fabric for quilting, but I'm keeping my eyes peeled. Linda helped me with the coat and fabrics.
From the market we headed on the train to the Bund. One side of the river is old Shanghai and one side new.
We walked the hallway of fame and read the placard histories.
We left the river-side park to explore the "real China," Rick said. We wound our way through noisy, back streets on our way to Yu Garden.
Lots of laundry and fish in buckets,
and vegetable markets
and alley ways-- all new and strangely wonderful.
From the garden we headed back to the river to lunch at Paulaner, a German Brauhaus, on the river.
The pretzel tree was fantastic. Rick and Collin enjoyed the duck-fat spreads. We walked for seven hours today; pollution was light and the sun was warm. What a wonderful landing tour Rick gave us. Tomorrow we're heading to Bejing.